Aidan is making good progress with potty training, and in the process keeping us all laughing. Dad called on his way home tonight and Aidan said “Daddy, I pee pee in the potty.” Rahul then asked if he was going poop in the potty… Aidan grunted a bit and said, “Nope daddy, poop stuck.”
Fred proved today that he is still feisty enough to protect himself, even as an old kitty cat. He got into an altercation with a stray cat that has been visiting our home for the past few months. When I arrived home today (in between meetings and preschool pickup), Fred was lying injured on the front porch. Our vet, Dr Betton, came immediately to make sure that Freddie was ok. He has an infection in his eye, and an unrelated a tooth that had abscessed. When I got the kiddos from aftercare and brought them home, Fred tried to bolt out of the house to find some solace, and in the process bit Aidan on his ankle. I have been calling for him tonight, but think he is probably just mad that he had to be sedated… the only way anyone can do any type of physical exam on our evil Fred.
Hoping he is ok. Aidan kept insisting that Fred go to time out for biting him, it was not nice, etc.
Lots of animals and children makes things interesting!
We visited a new pumpkin farm last weekend, complete with a hay ride and a train ride. Sam showed off her beautiful smile for me on the hay ride 🙂
Tonight I made pizza for dinner. When I asked Aidan if he would like some pizza for dinner, his reply was “of course mommy.” After dinner, I asked if he wanted some watermelon for dessert. His reply… you guessed it… “of course!”
We have wanted Aidan to talk for so long, and now we are finding that what he says can be quite funny.
Aidan’s teachers pulled me aside on Friday morning to let me know that since Aidan started bringing his “bop” to school, he does not want to participate in the activities that are going on in the class.
So, I decided to do a little experiment to see what happened. I put the bop up on the top shelf of the closet after preschool just to see if he asked for it. He did not, all weekend. AND, he did not suck his thumb at all during the weekend, not even when he was asleep (I checked). Monday morning, as soon as I said it was time to go to school, he asked for his bop. This made me really sad… Does he feel nervous/anxious when he is away from us, is school stressful, etc. So, I cut a small piece of the bop to put in his pocket. He still pulled it out to play with. So, today I tried to get him to go to school without it… At first he asked for Gordon, then Gordon’s tender (Thomas trains, etc) then he asked for his bop. Not first, so I felt better about trying to get him to school without it. He was over it before we pulled out of the driveway. His teacher was so proud of him that he came to school without it… Of course, I left the “small bop” with the director in case of a total meltdown 🙂 When I picked him up today, his teachers said that he did a great job with art, circle time, he played more with the other kids, took a nap without issue, etc.
So, it looks like the “bop” might have been more of a habit after all.
I have to admit that as a mom, I am a little sad that the bop might be gone for good. After all, it was my first comfort for him when he came home from India. Our kiddos grow up so fast…
We made jack o’ lanterns today. Sam was more interested in eating the pumkpin seeds, and Aidan wanted to wash the seeds off (boy they were really clean before we cooked them), than the actual making of the jack o’ lanterns. Decide which one you like best (mom’s is on the left, dad’s on the right).
Today was the first day this week that we did not have other obligations after preschool. I think Aidan and Sam (along with their buddy Bear 🙂 enjoyed the relaxing afternoon.